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Re: Open Letter to Editor and Other Smart People
The answer of the "correct device" to purchase is a highly individualized one, so I don't know if anyone can tell you definitively to get one model/manufacturer versus another one.
My personal experience has shown that no matter what, I want an authorized "full Google Android" experience device, so I ended up with the Galaxy Nexus. The determining factor for me was having spent the last year with a Motorola Droid X that Motorola neither wanted to support or update. Trying to root the Droid X was a lesson in patience and trying to keep it booted (from many, many reboots and crashes) after Gingerbread was a nightmare.
Root is easy on Google experience devices. Access to OS updates is straightforward and moving back and forth between ROMs is cake. Since app development is done with my device it was important to have all of this flexibility, and the option of putting custom everything on the device at some point is also a huge draw. There is plenty of on-board memory, so not having SD cards wasn't a minus for me.
If the camera is you main criteria you may need to keep looking. But if you want support and longevity, I don't think you can do any better than the Galaxy Nexus. That's my $0.02.